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Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | April 1991 (USA)
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Ma Chong
Zhijun Cong
Wu Fa
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Jia Jin
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. This tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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April 1991 (USA)  »

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Amor E Sedução  »

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Ju Dou
1 July 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Mesmerizing melodrama set in 1920's China about a young woman who is forced to wed an abusive dye mill owner, who tortures her like an animal for not giving him a son, but more importantly, an heir. She decides to indulge in an affair with the nephew of her husband. Enthralling study of passion, sensation and burning for revenge brought to life in an extraordinary fashion which earned the film an Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film of 1990.


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